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NEWS | May 1, 2013

News Briefs – Weapons Station

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

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All classes or events will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station (Building 755) unless otherwise specified. To register for a class or event, please call 764-7480.

May 3
A Command Financial Specialist Training (Forum) is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is open to command appointed E-6 and above personnel only. This forum is for current CFS who held the position for more than three years.

May 6
A Security Clearance Workshop is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about how your finances can affect your security clearance and your career in the military.

A Transition GPS class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive an overview of what to expect post military service and also learn how to make the transition to civilian career easier through planning, referral resource and financial planning.

May 7 - 9
A DOL Career Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Department of Labor instructors demystifies the civilian job market and provides attendees with the basic skills to create a resume, interviewing techniques, and detailed information to assist transition into the civilian sector.

May 10
A VA Brief is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Learn the benefits of being a Veteran.

A Tricare Brief is scheduled for 3:30 to 4 p.m. This brief will provide you the information and assistance regarding your healthcare benefits post transition.

May 11
An Operation Clip and Save class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how a penny-pinching shopper saves hundreds of dollars each month using coupons.

May 13
A Career/Resource Fair is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will enjoy introduction to the job fair world via a small group of employers who will offer you interviewing tips, review your resume and potentially interview you for a job.

May 14
A Navigating Change class is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to accept and overcome the challenges of change.

May 15
A Ten Steps to a Federal Job (Resume) class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Are you having difficulty applying for a federal job? If so, attend this class to learn the 10 steps of the federal job search process and fine-tune your federal resume.

June 1
A women's self-defense seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the MWR Athletics, building 725 at the Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. The female participants will learn self-defense techniques from experienced black belt instructors. For more information contact Dr. Ronald Allan Charles, 8th Degree black belt, at (843) 553-6702 or email